A perfect read for track season, Maggie Vaults Over the Moon has become an instant classic that has inspired many young athletes to soar.
Heroine Maggie Steele is a gritty farm girl who finds herself on a quest to soar waaay higher than her critics think a girl should dare to go. A flight of magical realism with breathtaking descriptions of a totally awesome sport, the novel is a rewarding read for mid-grade to adults.
The story begins on a Kansas wheat farm and climaxes at the Kansas StateChampionships, which, with more than 3,000 competitors and 20,000 spectators, is one of the largest track meets in the nation.
Legendary track coach Dennis Bolt has coached at Hillsboro (KS) High School for over 25 years. And during that time, hundreds of his athletes have qualified for the state track meet, including some 40+ state champions! Bolt’s boys’ and girls’ teams have won several class 3A team titles. In recognition, Bolt was honored as the National Federation Boys Coach of the Year in 2004. Here’s what he has to say about, Maggie Vaults Over the Moon: Continue reading